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Speed Buggy Buggy Boy Speed Buggy Buggy Boy - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Speed Buggy Buggy Boy - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A colorful triple-screen buggy racing game with five different racetracks: Circuit Off-Road, North Monte Carlo, East Safari, West Paris Dakar and South Southern Cross. Drive through different terrains avoiding other vehicles and picking up bonus items. Gates provide bonus points.

Speed Buggy Buggy Boy was produced by Tatsumi in 1986.

Tatsumi released 9 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Tatsumi was based in United States.

Other machines made by Tatsumi during the time period Speed Buggy Buggy Boy was produced include: TX-1 V8, Buggy Boy, Gray Out, Apache 3, Cycle Warriors, and Super Delta Force


Name Speed Buggy Buggy Boy
Developer Tatsumi (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 12763
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Speed Buggy Buggy Boy Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Speed Buggy Buggy Boy Bezel Image
Control Panel Speed Buggy Buggy Boy Control Panel Image

Game Play

Player must drive around dunes and through gates while avoiding other buggies. The race is timed and there are checkpoints.

Speed Buggy Buggy Boy KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.22 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.25

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 3.25
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.19

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

The key to scoring in Speed Buggy is driving over the colored flags in the order they appear at the top of your info screen. The flags you get light up and the one you need flash at the top of the screen. By going back and forth and finding the flags in order, it will flash all flags when they all have been run over. Then every flag you run over while flashing is a wild color flag and counts as the next color in line and you can run over enuff flags to make them flash again. You get more points doing all this on 2 wheels. The timer expires if you don't make it around for each lap. Finish early and get bonus time for the next lap. Bonus time at the end of a race is big points and number of flags times perfect lap bonus.

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This game was licensed from Tatsumi which also licensed TX-1 to Atari. The boards may be very similar. Speed Buggy also came in a deluxe sit-down 3-monitor version just like TX-1.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Speed Buggy Buggy Boy Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 30 known instances of this machine owned by Speed Buggy Buggy Boy collectors who are active members. Of these, 30 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Speed Buggy Buggy Boy machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Speed Buggy Buggy Boy. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Speed Buggy Buggy Boy circuit board set.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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All Years 1 345.00 345.00


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